Remember back when we all thought January was the longest month of the year? Well, then March happened.
We managed to get halfway through March before COVID-19, self-isolation and physical distancing became the new normal, and in that time, we took some amazing photos of the life on campus we’re all missing right now.
Here’s a look back at March 2020 at MacEwan University.
March kicked off with Pride Week 2020.
Alexis Hillyard, creator of Stump Kitchen, talked to students about how she turned her fear of cooking into a weekly YouTube series featuring diverse bodies and disabilities. She was one of the “books” featured as part of Pride Week’s Human Library, in which volunteers shared their stories of resilience in a safe environment.
On March 5, the glamorous, raucous and very talented drag performers from the Imperial Sovereign Court of the Wild Rose capped off Pride Week.
Our music season was cut short, but our students rehearsed their hearts out in the days leading up to their March performances. Here, Bachelor of Music students performed at the Contemporary Combo concert on March 7.
Wilfred S. Buck (second from left), science facilitator at the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre, shared his teachings and knowledge as part of tipiskawi kisik and Night Sky Stories at kihêw waciston on March 10.
On March 5, a team of newly trained Wikipedia editors came together outside the Mitchell Art Gallery for the YEG Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to help bridge the open source resource’s gender gap. They helped blitz the site with new entries to reflect the work women are doing in the arts, sciences and beyond.
Early in March, students in the Early Learning and Child Care program got the chance to test-drive their ideas for engaging play environments – everything from full-body play to smaller play (like finding little seashells and pebbles hidden in shaving cream, pictured here).
Help! Save Stan is an annual simulation learning event where students in MacEwan’s nursing, social work, and physical and occupational therapist assistant programs come together to work through scenarios designed to simulate what they may encounter in their professional practice. In this scenario on March 2, students engaged with a homeless youth with nowhere to go.
Your PAWSS dog of the month is Zoey! After helping participants de-stress after a long day at the Help! Save Stan event (and playing a minor supporting role in one of the scenarios), Zoey took a much-deserved rest. Good dog!
The campus just isn’t the same without you. We miss you all! Take care and we’ll see you soon.
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